The Office of the President is responsible for the dissemination of Samuel Merritt University news and information. We are responsible for interactions with local, state and national media on topics that range from health sciences education to the University's role in the greater community. Faculty researchers in the key medical fields are available to provide opinion and information for the media. Institutional publications that inform and/or support SMU events or activities are also produced in our office, such as brochures, newsletters, press releases and web-based publications.
Members of the media who would like information about Samuel Merritt University, or would like to interview one of our faculty/staff experts as a source, please contact us at:
Stephanie Bangert, Executive Director
450 30th St, Suite 2840
Oakland, CA 94609
Online Press Kit
- SMU Fact Sheet
- 2012 Report to the Community
- High-Res Photo of SMU President Sharon Diaz
- Video Library
- Press Release archive
- SMU in the News archive
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Recent Media Mentions:
SMU's own Dr. Tomás A. Magaña was recently featured in People magazine, discussing his Faces for the Future program.
Which toys can help teach those much-needed interaction skills? SMU Alumni (MOT, 1998) Rondalyn Whitney, PhD, weighs in.
BalanceWear, a therapeutic, earned a National Institutes of Health Recovery Grant of just under $400,000 - awarded to Samuel Merritt University (SMU) Physical Therapy Professor Dr. Gail Widener, PT
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